About YES

YES is a multi-sectoral initiative operating under the Office of the President and drawing collaborative support from key agencies including the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), National Youth Authority (NYA), Ministry of Youth & Sports, Ministry of Trade & Industry, and Ministry of Finance.


Fulfilling a John Mahama Promise

The Youth Enterprise Support (YES) initiative has been designed to help Ghana's young and innovative population turn great ideas into thriving business enterprises.

YES, an initiative of President John Dramani Mahama, is dedicated to growing Ghana's economy by tapping into the creativity and innovativeness of young entrepreneurs through the provision of financial and expert advisory support for their businesses.

If you are an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged between 18 to 35 years, with a good business idea looking of financial support and/or expert advice to bring your idea to life, YES is your answer.

The YES initiative is offering aspiring young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, services designed around the experience of the 'life cycle' of successful businesses.

Resident Business Support
Learn how to start and grow your business and overcome related challenges through our Resident Entrepreneurs and Network of Business Partners.

Training Resources
Use our services, templates, training programs, business clinics and short courses to help you develop your business plan.

Entrepreneurship Monitoring
Benefit from the extensive experience of business professionals who will work with you to ensure the necessary support during the critical start-up phase.


The YES Vision

Provide an opportunity for the creation of jobs for and by the youth of Ghana.


The YES Objective

President John Dramani Mahama believes that YES will give young Ghanaians an opportunity to showcase their talents and entrepreneurial skills, and challenge the youth to start new businesses and employ other youth.